Discovering Self: Bud, Not Buddy

Lesson 19

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Objective

Describe the way different members of the band treat Bud and how their responses influence Bud.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis  — Ch. 13

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Target Task

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Multiple Choice

Which sentence from the story helps the reader understand the meaning of the word “affection” as used on p. 155 of the story?

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Which word has the opposite meaning of "affection"?

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Writing Prompt

Describe the way different members of the band treat Bud and how their responses influence Bud. In your answer, make sure to describe how two different members respond.

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Key Questions

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  • How do the members of the band treat Bud? Why?

  • How do the members of the band show compassion and kindness toward Bud? Why?

  • In what ways does Bud show perseverance? Defend.

Vocabulary

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meddling

v.

to become involved in the activities and concerns of other people when your involvement is not wanted

deny

v.

to say that something is untrue

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Common Core Standards

  • RL.4.3 — Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character's thoughts, words, or actions).

Supporting Standards

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L.4.4

L.4.5

RF.4.3

RF.4.4

RL.4.1

RL.4.10

RL.4.4

SL.4.1

W.4.10